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shown by watson, people realize the information watson has in the jeopardy game was not hand coded into computer language. it actually read wikipedia and other encyclopedias. 200,000 pages of unnatural language documents. it does not do as good a job as you would do reading a page. you could read one page and say 97% chance barack obama is president if you didn't know anything about it and watson would read the same page and go there is a 56% chance barack obama is president. it did not do as good job but it has read two hundred billion pages and may be 100,000 -- >> host: a computer that -- [talking over each other] >> guest: it is within three seconds can access all of the knowledge in those two hundred billion pages at its level of understanding. even though that level is below human, the scale is beyonce human. we can't read that many pages and remember it all. if we can even get through it. that level of understanding is going to gradually get better. my contention is by 2029 it will surpass human intelligence and read billions of pages. watson is the adapted to read medical j
's book silent spring and john muir bfs book's book the yosemite and wat an watson brought us this history in 2000 of yosemite. >> molding and carving yosemite. the signature on this sculpture was written by a 60 long glacier that chisels its way leaving yosemite valley in its wake. half dome, and all this right here in this small valley is almost too much to take in. it is enormous and about the size of the state of rhode island. almost 4 million people visited last year and you might be tempted to ask are we loving yosemite to death? greedy ravages of man have been the big threat. >> what we have here in yosemite, we have the best of the best and the worst of the wours. we have the scenery and the water falls and 800 miles of hiking trails. but we have hoards and hoards of people coming. so i think john muir never advocated keeping people out. >> the limits of transportation kept people out of yosemite's harm. by there start of the 20th century, progress was pushing its heavy shoulder in yosemite. >> i think it was the train, it build a line up the river and it was the first time people
that it's feasible has shown for example by watson, people realize the information watson had to win the jeopardy game is not hand coded in computer language. it actually read wikipedia and other encyclopedias. 200 million pages of natural language documents. it actually does not do as good a job as you would do reading a page person you could read one page and say it's a 97% chance barack obama as president if he didn't know anything about them watson road reducing page and say there's a 56% chance barack obama's president. he did not do as good a job, but it's been 200 million pages, maybe 100,000 of those -- >> host: this is a computer that beat a human in jeopardy, right? >> guest: so within three seconds they can access all of the knowledge in this 200 million pages at its level of understanding even though that level is below tyumen, the scale is far beyond the human. you and i can't read 200 million pages and remember it all. we'd never get through it. that level of understanding will gradually get better and better. my contentions of human intelligence will then be able to re
with which american companies do business. >>> coming up, bubba watson's big win at augusta national. the champion golfer stops by. plus, new jersey governor chris christie and actor bradley cooper join us in the same segment? share everything. share brotherly love. share one up's. mom ? mom ? the share everything plan. lets your family share a pool of data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. now get a lucid by lg, free. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea cou
to visit with a family staring over the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: sean and jody watson have four daughters ages five to 14 and know all too well the sacrifices and sleepless nights endured by middle-class families in a struggling economy. >> we don't go out to eat much. we don't spend-- we don't go to the movies much. >> we do a lot of thrift store shopping for my kids for clothes. >> reporter: shawn was unemployed for a year in washington state then two years ago he got a job as an accountant with the federal government so the family of six-- their savings depleted-- moved across the country to woodbridge, virginia. his salary of a little more than $70,000 is less than what he used to make. >> before we lost our job they were in-- two were in piano and we haven't been able to do things like that. >> reporter: what's the hardest part of this? >> for me it's my kids, knowing that i want more for them. my oldest, who's the one that's most aware of what we've been going through the last couple years she asked me recently, this summer, she's like "mommy, when are we going to stop feeling like
councilwoman e joe -- joanne watson thinks so. >> our people overwhelmingly supported president obama and quid pro quo. >> joining me is doc thompson of talk radio 1270 wxyt. doc, welcome. let me start without this thought. if you have a federal bailout of detroit, doesn't that mean that citizens, taxpayers of texas, let's say, would in effect be part of the bailout of detroit? and why should texans bail out detroit in detroit can't manage its own books? >> they shouldn't. they shouldn't bail us out and we shouldn't bail out other people. let the local people bail themselves out. but i want you to think how brave joanne watson was to admit her failures. because it's her failures, the rest of council's failures, the mayor's failures. >> is this the usual stuff that the government unions pay themselves too much, their pensions are too big, their health benefits are too big and therefore they're bankrupting the city? is that the principal cause here? >> that's a major part of it. this is the culture that's been going on for 50, 60 years in detroit. you've got the big unions there that ar
next on booktv, robert watson looks at the history of scandal surrounding the intimate lives of u.s. presidents since 1789. this is a little under one hour. [applause] >> okay, can everyone hear me okay? i am robert watson. thanks for coming. welcome to lynn university, site of the third and final presidential debate this past the over 20 seconds and a quick note on some of those awards that i won for specific specific education. the topic i will be discussing today is not the topic -- such is the point of clarification. that is black history month are women's history month or presidents' day. we are we are going to talk about my new book, "affairs of the state" and what i was trying to get at with the book was that rather than just tell stories about presidential history, the book is not just about the whodunit, but who did it and who didn't do it or with whom. i have tried to find a new lens and a new way of setting presidential characters. for example 12 years ago i read a book on the first lady and i thought it would be important to understand the presidents from a different a
just happened to last night at one of the christmas parties in new york city, james watson, nobel laureate, the man who taught us what the d.n.a. -- d.n.a. structure looks like. he said what that what he hoped most for the president would be big bold ideas, not unlike using the easy example -- interviews saying we'll go to the moon in ten years. he wants this president to think big and to have goals. he'll be pleased i remembered this conversation. goals, goals, goals. >> rose: look what he talked about today about gun control. he's setting a goal. what we've realized is that he doesn't get down in the weeds, he says "i want to get right over there. i'm not sure how we'll get there let's get together." for example in our interview in the oval office he talked extensively about the criminal justice system and the flaws of the criminal justice system and the fact that we spent so much more money putting young men in prison for non-violent crimes than we spend on research and development, tell mr. watson that, that obviously that's something he cares about. he never talked about that
watson finds that bigger companies are planning on skimping on the end-of-year extra cash for employees. many companies are changing company qualifications for bonus eligibility. profits have to hit a certain level before bonuses may be approved. the bar has also been raised for individual workers to qualify for a bonus. the survey found this trend may continue next year, also. fuel lines on the new boeing dreamliner are under close inspection. a new 787 dreamliner made a safe emergency landing tuesday in new orleans. the unexpected landing was caused by a mechanical issue that turned up on the flight shortly after departure from houston. the faa is ordering checks on fuel line connections on all 787s. poor connections could cause fuel loss, engine shutdowns, or fires. the city of lights is hitting the dimmer switch. this week, officials in paris proposed a plan for shops and public buildings to turn off lights at night to cut costs and save energy. already, museums, churches and the eiffel tower go dark for the night. not everyone is saying "oui." some are concerned the plan will be a
as couples now resign themselves to more waiting and more uncertainty. >> tom watson has picked out a place for his wedding to jeff but they vice president set a date. they're waiting for the supreme court to make a decision. >> this means that there's a chance for an even greater resolution. that the supreme court could recognize that marriage is a constitutional right for all americans, just just us in california. >> this man did not expect the supreme court to take on prop 8 2k3w4r we're very hopeful that the decision will break in favor of committing same sex couples. >> we caught up with the former mayor who called today's announcement the beginning of the end of a long journey. >> remember in 2004, democrats and republicans were almost unanimous sli opposed to same sex marriage o so i didn't think this would happen while i was still around. >> especially for someone like me who's been around for a rong time, it's a good thing. . >> the same sex couples we talked to told us they know they could get married in other states but having weathered the storm and journey here in calif
not. >> brenda: why not, huh? detroit council woman joanne watson asked for bailout for the cash-strapped city. the president heading there. >> of course not if you want to look up cronyism, and wikipedia, this is cronyism in live television. it's blatant. if she feels so blatant she can feel it this way, who are the people not on mv saying texts and messages, dear mr. president, if we bring home the bacon you'll bring home the bacon to us? this is an unfortunate example of the realities of this type of political process. >> brenda: well, jonas, didn't michigan, didn't detroit already get a bailout. >> yes, it was called the auto bailout. and before the election, unformer. two administrations that did that. everyone wants a bailout and the president's going to get your votes one way or the other. question is coming up more broadly, right now new jersey and an other of states getting a huge one because it was a cast catastrophe. >> and if it's beyond your control and-- >> the case is we voted for you, we get a bailout. >> and on the other side, detroit is in a multi-decade collaps
's george watson looked at how demand grew in the early part of the 20th century. >> in 1917 when america entered world war i it was supplying half of the oil required to fight the war. the use of oil revolutionized the way war is waged. oil fueled the planes, tanks, trucks and ships that fight wars. the end of the war actually increased the world's need for oil. by of the war, america was consuming oil faster than america could produce. the competition was stiff especially from the british and dutch oil interest. in 1919 american companies were spending $400 million in marketing and oil refining by 1925 they were spending a billion dollars on exploration alone. at home oil began to literally gush. production doubled from 1918 to 1923. by 1929 it had tripled and passed the billion barrel mark for the first time. but the greatest oil discovery was yet to be made. standard oil company of california discovered oil on the tiny island of bahrain. success there convinced saudi arabian king. the agreement was for 66 years. but the saudi desert was proving to be as barren as it looked. after six
in 2012. bubba watson introduced himself by winning the masters, but it was a humble misdemeanor and viral videos that quickly endeared him to millions. meanwhile, a 23-year-old from northern ireland rory mcilroy dominated, let the comparisons to tiger woods begin. ever since he appeared on the cover of "sports illustrated" as a 17-year-old, it wasn't a question of if, but when lebron james would achieve greatness. that came this year when he soared to his first championship with the miami heat, voted the nba's mvp and won olympic gold with team usa. 2012 also had its share of controversy. starting with the nfl's battle over money with its referees. the league tried to use replacements in college and high school, but after a game deciding call on national tv, the two sides came to an agreement two days later. >>> the downfall of lance armstrong made headlines across the world, a hero to millions after surviving cancer and winning cycling's most prestigious event. that script changed when the u.s. anti-doping agency released a report that accused him. he resigned from the cancer foundation.
a moderate one. followed by two larger eruptions and encouraging everyone it to get out. >> julie watson is back. if you have outdoor plans there is one day it will be dry. >> make us wait. >> just a little longer. i will give you a hint. midweek. let's talk about what is going on outside. hi-def doplar. you will notice scattered showers. the bulk is in the north bay. we will see them, again, really spread throughout the bay as we make our way through the overnight hours and in the morning commute. and the valley, this is the type of rain that you can expect to see. not heavy rain but scattered showers and certainly enough to make's mess of the morning commute. satellite perspective. more rain moving in off shore. it is the leading edge from the front that is really going to push things up moving in over the next couple of days. the temperatures plunging the overnight temperatures cheering it out midweek. clear skies and very cold overnight temperatures. in fact, by tuesday, snow level drops around 2,000 feet. but, we are getting rid of the moisture. and showers in the valleys. some of t
impossible to shop for. >> cbs 5 reporter julie watson has three gifts that won't break theback and won't reveal you waited until the last minute. >> i always wait million the last minute. >> reporter: as last minute shoppers rush to check off their list, it seems everyone has someone who is nearly impossible to shop for. >> my parents and my fiance. >> my dad. >> my younger daughter. >> because you never know what the hell they want. >> we have come up with a few last minute gift ideas. if you play your cards right they may never know you waited until the last minute. >> this would be perfect for anybody on my christmas list, whether it was for my dad who loves to cook to my little 7- year-old nephew who is obsessed with like science experiments. >> eye on the bay produce california cities sandra murray -- producer sandra murray discovered it while doing a news segment. forget about rush delivery. simply email or print the ecard and your gift is ready to go. >> by creating electricity from the heat of the fire it can charge your phone, light or other gadgets. >> it gain popularity foll
years later he still remembered fondly. ktvu's george watson first brought us this report in december 2001. >> reporter: christmas will always be what you make of it and if seen through the eyes of a child even if the shadow of war it'll be a memory worth cherishing. mcgee's christmas of 1941 was preserved on home movies but he probably would have remembered it any way, after all he was only 6 years old. >> i remember i wanted crossing gating. because for my birthday my aunt gave me a railroad set and i had everything expect the crossing gates. i must have played with them for days. >> reporter: toys and christmas memories abounded for a 6-year- old boy. today almost all the toys are gone, but the christmas memories are still as vivid as they were almost 60 years ago today. >> trains were still very much a part of daily life in the bay area in 1941. and at christmas time they brought mike mcgee's peninsula home closer to the ground zero of christmas shopping, downtown san francisco. >> the big trip was to the emporium, and that was to meet santa claus. >> reporter: mike remembers his
'm senora watson. there was applause. she lowered her head slightly to indicate her humility. i must confess i was surprised to be invited tonight. i'm embarrassed to say i didn't know young people were drunkenly stumbling through the streets in the name of literature. there is a mag natizism we were tealing. we were in a bar. here is my flawed worthwhile attempt to approach the meaning of life. she read a first person account of a 23 year marriage. every word of every paragraph was tuned there was not a wrong note. it was so powerful imented to believe it was her marriage. that last paragraph contained the wedding vow when he swore he would not be afraid to let her chafrnl him much the crowd froze after she finished. then we exploded into applause. she stood in the spotlight with tears in her eyes. she's a retired psychotherapist. >> go to her. this was a scene of a romantic comedy. i had to catch her at the airport before she left me forever. she was
,000, taxes up 3500 a year. that's the category into which the sean and jody watson family of woodbridge fall. a family already cutting back. >> i think it just will put any future plans that we might have on hold, let's say fixed income electrical. >> they have no idea how their choith and fighting affect the rest of us. >> reporter: no deal, and they affect the rest of us, as vice president chain knee used to say, big-time, in just 27 days. >> we just checked and there still has been no arrest in the murder of 14-year-old reyes, the teenager shot this morning. reyes was walking with two other folks when somebody drove by and started shooting. police say two of those people are document gang members and they believe the shooting is gang related. the car used in the shooting has been recovered. no suspects. >>> a gun was found inside a student's locker in fairfax today. a letter about it was sent home to parents. it stated the suspects involved have been questioned and discipline near action will be taken. >>> fresh testimony at the pretrial hearing for bradley manning, the private charged wi
still have mental problems, extreme headaches. >> reporter: but watson is now a full-time college student. he credited the wounded warrior project for helping him and a woman he's never met. >> thank you, deidra, for everything usual doing. >> reporter: back when she learned we were visiting corporal watson, she had a request. heroine meets mero. >> how are you? >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: both connected. >> thank you so much. >> no, no, thank you so much. thanks for your service. >>> what a difference she's making. >> good work. >>> coming up next, new sweetener in diet pepsi. >>> and heads-up for holiday travelers, the new fee that's coming to southwest airlines. >>> i'm wendy rieger. coming up in just a few minutes, with a nation in mourning, protesters hit the pavement to take on the nra. it 457d again, more cracked rails on metro. the problem looks like it's multiplying. >>> and then at 6:00, a dramatic finish, nasa's plan to crash two of its over spacecraft into the moon >>> the holiday travel rush is on. now southwest airlines has announced a new set of fees. it's goi
member joann watson saying the president should bail out the cash strapped city because so many residentses voted for him. >> after the election of jimmy carter, the honorable coleman alexander young, he went to washington, d.c. he came back home with some bacon. >> i remember that. >> the that what you do. that's what you do. our people in an overwhelming way supported the reelection of this president. there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that. >> greta: so ha as the white hoe responds to that, darren nichols joins us. i suppose the white house has not specifically responded to that demand? >> well, absolutely correct. as far as i know, the president has not responded to that request. that is something that council woman joann watson has said on a number of occasions. this time she linked it to last month's reelection of the president. she has called on numerous occasions over the last three or four years for the president to come in and bail out detroit because of its numerous problems over the last decade. >> greta: i read, darren, that the
. ivan watson finds out y. >> reporter: it is a very important day for ala hassan, he and fanny ferato are both a little nervous. this syrian-american couple are in a foreign city, far from their families. >> i'm witness. i don't know your name. >> reporter: today, the couple are getting married. >> we announced you as husband and wife. >> reporter: it's not quite the wedding either of them expected. how do you guys feel? >> relieved. we didn't want to have a religious wedding why we didn't do it in lebanon. in cyprus, they wouldn't give us visas. >> syria, i don't really wanter to thoer go -- >> too dangerous. >> reporter: too dangerous to get married in the country where their romance first began six years ago. >> i went to syria to teach photography to young iraqi women and we met at a party. >> reporter: fanny learned arabic, moved in with ala and the young lovers had plans to eventually start a family in syria. what did the uprising do to your plans? >> well, it separated us. >> reporter: fanny was in the u.s. last year when the protest movement first erupted. >> once it started,
a constitutional right to marry. chip reid has the story. >> reporter: tom watson and jeff tabaco have been together ten years and would like to make ofir relationship official. ur it's always been our dream to marry the person that we love and to commit our lives to each other. >> reporter: but as residents of california, they can't because four years ago california voters passed proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. but it's the u.s. supreme court that will have the final say. today, the justices met behind closed doors to decide whether to hear arguments in the california case. if they do not, a lower court ccision striking down proposition 8 will stand and same-sex marriage will again be legal in california. >> if the court does not take the appeal, i will feel an amazing amount of joy. >> reporter: the court today also considered jumping into the debate over the defense of marriage act, known as doma, the 1996 federal law defines marriage as between a man and a woman and allows the government to deny federal assistance such as social security survivor benefits to same-sex couples,
. >> dana: take a turn. >> eric: detroit city council woman join watson. >> he went to washington, d.c. he came back home. that is what you do. that's what you do. our people in an overwhelmingly support re-election. >> eric: we voted for obama. quid pro quo. can you talk to me about that comment? >> kimberly: the problem is they are suffering. what do they do to help detroit except for michael moore fleecing and taking the cash out of it. it's a mockery of the situation. job market there, the economy. it's depressed. >> dana: the point of the election and swing state of michigan is president obama saved michigan and the auto industry in detroit because of his actions to bail him out. at least she is honest about what they are looking for. they are not honest about the problem. >> bob: pall ryan fleeced left and right. >> dana: you are hilarious. >> greg: i was hoping this was bacon. i thought they were bringing bacon home. i was depressed -- >> kimberly: you like bacon. >> greg: everybody got bacon instead of money it would be a better place. >> eric: leave it there. coming up, three stor
for auto jobs as well. 6.9%. so why not try something different? remember joanne watson, the council woman who said, hey, president obama, bring home the bacon where. is our bailout? we voted for you. detroit city council woman. maybe they should reconsider this because it's not work. detroit is on the verge of bankruptcy and plenty of opportunity to do business in detroit, but businesses are moving away. neighbor will be an opportunity to bring business back to a struggling city. >> steve: also it would be interesting a year from now to see where union membership is. if you have the choice between joining and not joining, do you want to spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year supporting unions that may not -- they wind up directing their money to various political functions that you may not support. >> gretchen: a lot of people may still want to do it. the idea is it's choice. so if you don't want to do it, you don't have to and that's what the judge was just talking about. it's your first amendment right really to be able to have the choice of what you want to do. >> eric:
for mitty. >>> tom watson was named the next captain of the 2014 u.s.a. rider cup team. he led usa to a victory. >>> the lonely eagles can grab their golf clubs any time soon. the visiting cincinnati bengals dropped the eagles. 17-13 lead. bengals are 8-6. eagles lost the ball five times tonight. gets ripped and stripped. bengals win 34-13. that is sports as we see it for this thursday night. i don't know i'm kind of waiting for the warriors to play again. >> they've been on a good run lately. >> and they're fun to watch. >> fun to watch the lakers lose as well. >> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we'll see you the next time news breaks. >> the ktvu online app
by three. texas wins. gordon with 14 points nine for mitty. >>> tom watson was named the next captain of the 2014 u.s.a. rider cup team. he led usa to a victory. >>> the lonely eagles can grab their golf clubs any time soon. the visiting cincinnati bengals dropped the eagles. 17-13 lead. bengals are 8-6. eagles lost the ball five times tonight. gets ripped and stripped. bengals win 34-13. that is sports as we see it for this thursday night. i don't know i'm kind of waiting for the warriors to play again. >> they've been on a good run lately. >> and they're fun to watch. >> fun to watch the lakers lose as well. >> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we'll see you the next time news breaks. >> the ktvu online app is ktvu.com. we're always here for you on ktvu.com and mobile ktvu.
of in the past. >> reporter: in october, watson pharmaceuticals snatched up actavis, opening unew markets in eastern europe d soheas asia. mylan pharmaceuticals could be next to go on a shopping spree; it's sitting on about $4 billion in cash. while generic drug makers explore options for boosting sales, here in the u.s., an aging population and the rollout of the affordable care act could be another growth opportunity. analysts believe the generic drug makers could see a 40% jump in revenues once the a.c.a. is fully implemented. >> if you look at where a lot of companies are focused today, it is in the disease states that are relevant to an aging population. >> reporter: new drugs and new markets may help spark revenue growth, but the 10,000-pound gorilla is a newer category of products known as bio-similars, which are proteins made in living cells that are oftentimes used to treat cancer. they are a lot more difficult to copy but could also carry fatter profit margins. ruben ramirez, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: on wall street progress on the fiscal cliff negotiations srkedroad-based g
, lew slade, sam kirk and rufe watson. them after money? gold shipment. on way to express office. did they get the gold jason? no i held them off while driver and wagon got away. i've seen watson before. can you describe the other two? one a big man, with... too late kimosabe. him gone now. poor fellow he didn't have a chance. one man against three. we go after them? yes tonto. ♪ ♪ man riding fast. maybe that one of them. it's watson tonto, he's seen us. come on. ♪ ♪ ♪ what are you chasing me for? i didn't get any of that hold up money. i know you didn't, neiter did slade or kirk, the three of you killed a man on the law wants you for that. you mean that express messenger died? somebody aim too good, bullet hit heart. an innocent man gave his life to break up that robbery. i'm going to bring the three of you in if it's the last thing i do. where did you leave your accomplices? back at the cross roads. we figured it would be better for the three of us to split up. you're meeting them again some place? where? i don't know. tonto it seems this fellow wants to
, used to be a jet. never should have let him go. followed by j.j. watson. into tend zone. touchdown recovered there. brandon lloyd, second of the game. this one goes all new england. 42-14. brady and the patriots now just one game back of the texans for top soap and home field advantage in the playoffs. >> more news from the nfl. redskins fans, we're holding our breath. rg3 helped off the field on sunday. yesterday coach mike shanahan struck a hopeful tone when discussing the quarterback. >> he has a mild strain of the acl, grade i. he's had some mild swelling. he had his right knee repaired, acl in 2009. that looks great. no problem there. we'll evaluate it day by day and see how he is on wednesday. i was talking to him today. he feels pretty good. >> griffin has not been ruled on on sunday's game against brown but if he can't go, they'll go back to kirk cousins from michigan state who will be making his possible first start. >>> now to cincinnati, fans come for the football and stay for the wildlife encounter. this brave samaritan actually scooped up the raccoon who was loose in t
debt is more than a billion dollars. that is according to moody's investor services. joann watson, city councilmember, her comments are sparking controversy. she claims the president owes the city another bailout because they voted them into office. >> he went to washington dc and he came back home with some bacon. that is what you do. that is what you do. are people overwhelmingly supported him in the election. not just that, but why not? gerri: quid pro quo, bring home the bacon. very controversial. we are going to have one out in just a moment. but first, it could be a day of reckoning lawmakers in michigan considering changing the status to a right to work state, giving workers the freedom to opt out of paying union dues. we have the labor policy director for the mackinac center for labor policy. tell me what it is you're trying to do with this legislation. >> there are rumors that michigan can become the 24th rights work state in the nation. he gives workers the ability to choose whether or not to pay a union and without rights or protections, they can actually get the worker fired
of operate out missiles to turkey's border with syria. i want to bring in cnn's ivan watson joining us istanbul in turkey. the turkish government asked for nato's help after the syrian government was shelling near the border and coming across inside turkey, one memorable occasion. do these missiles perhaps border tensions or the deterrent that nato claims? they're defense everybody not offensive? >> reporter: if you talk to the turkish government, if you talk to nato, officials argue this will serve as deter indeployment of the patriot missile batteries from u.s., germany and netherlands. this would serve to be a pretty firm warning to the flailing assad regime to mess with nato member, turkey. if you talk to some of most vocal critics, though of the proposal, and that would be the russians who are in brussels at that nato meet and who were here, putin in istanbul, meeting with turkish leadership yesterday, they argue further militarizing this long border will only serve to escalate tensions. >> all right. ivan, thanks so much. ivan watson in istanbul, who is being down near that borde
. they did vote 75% for president obama. that lady, ms. joann watson, she is explicit. she said openly, we voted for you, now you must help us. we need money, we send people to washington to bring home the bacon. now bring it home. we want help. that is an explicit call for bailout by any other name. megyn: you have to admire her audacity. a lot of people are thinking it, but they wouldn't say that the city council meeting. that doesn't mean that we need to do it or that we shouldn't do it. but she said what a lot of people are thinking. >> it was said before the last election, especially in california. chronic debt, huge taxes, overwhelming pension problems, which they have a very hard time dealing with. voting overwhelmingly for president obama. california had like 20 points for the obama team. why not ask for the help? we help you, now you help us. it is implicit in the election. megyn: detroit has a jobless rate of 18.9% in october. can you imagine that? the population has plunged by 25% over the last decade. 30,000 homes stand vacant in that city. even if we wanted to bail them out, c
didn't get much sleep. >> ivan watson joins us from istanbul, turkey. ivan, who were these kidnappers and why did they take me see journalists? >> well, according to richard engel's statement this was a shabiha pro-government militia made up of shiite muslims and it gives you a sense of how chaotic the situation has gotten inside syria. we were hearing about clashes between rifle rebel groups. we've heard from some people involved in trying to locate richard engel's team that the guys who grabbed him were claiming to be members of the free syrian army, the rebel movement that is fighting to overthrow bashar al assad. it gives you a sense of how chaotic the political landscape is with many armed groups claiming to be rebels, some claiming to be parts of the government and some outlaws out for a ransom. >> nbc never came out publicly and said engel or his crew was missing. this is the first time we're hearing about it. why do you think that is? >> this is a common strategy used in the conflict zones when there have been hostage takings and kidnapping. an effort to make a media blackout
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